Smart Choices. for high school and beyond. A Parent Presentation . . . designed to enlighten parents about the:. Workforce and workplace changes in the 21st century Need for career guidance and career development throughout the educational process
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for high school and beyond
designed to enlighten parents about the:
of the 21st Century
The purpose of this presentation is to give you a glimpse of the future and explain how your child can begin preparing now for the changes and challenges of the 21st century!
Spending 20 plus years with one employer is a thing of the past due to many factors, such as:
Some of the changes in the workforce of the 21st century are:
The way we do business will also change. For example:
Success in the workplace depends on:
Workplace success also depends on:
Workplace success also depends on:
The Need for Career Development and Career Guidance Throughout the Educational Process
Encourage career development and career guidance throughout your child’s educational process to insure smart planning for high school and beyond.
Provides a foundation of information for career development and successful high school and postsecondary educational planning
Career development is much more than preparing for an occupation. Rather, career development is a dynamic process (not a one-time activity) involving our:
This process concerns the whole person and spans our entire lives.
An interest is a preference for one activity over another. One’s interest is the base upon which an occupation is chosen.
An ability is a skill (or set of skills) that is used to do something well.
Tomorrow’s workers will need more education and skill to work with and manage technology successfully.
Remember that career development is a process. Make sure that your child takes advantage of all the career guidance resources available in his/her school.
Encourage your children to think “Outside the Box” in terms of future careers and the workplace.
Many of us stereotype jobs according to “women’s work” and “men’s work.”
You may be thinking, so what?
These innocent stereotypes can limit your child’s opportunities.
We attribute behaviors, abilities, interests, values, and roles on the basis of gender. We often use language that pertains to males or females when referring to roles and careers. For example:
Listed below are the four seals which can be earned based on units of credit. Your child should choose a College Prep seal or a Technology/Career Education seal based on his/her educational and career goals.
Your child’s school may have additional requirements for graduation. Be sure to check with the guidance counselor or advisor for specific local requirements.
Many middle schools offer exploratory programs which operate on six, nine, or twelve week rotations. These programs allow students to:
Your child can enrich his/her high school education by participating in some of these experiences:
Three Options Which Can Lead Students to a Two or Four Year Postsecondary Education
As students explore careers, they will be amazed to learn that many of these high tech/high skill/high wage careers require a two-year Associate degree, not a four-year Bachelor’s degree.
Students no longer have to choose EITHER a technical school OR a college. Two years in a technical school plus two more years in selected Georgia colleges can lead to a four year degree.
University of Wisconsin
Parents are a very important part of the career education and career development process.
In essence, help your child make smart choices for high school and beyond!